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Neoliberalism: Free Market Fundamentalism or Corporate Power?
https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/01/11/neoliberalism-free-market-fundamentalism-or-corporate-power/

Do new Democratic climate committee members get more from big oil or environmental interests?
https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2019/01/do-new-democratic-climate-committee-members-get-more-from-big-oil-or-environmental-pacs/

Jon Kyl Voted for New Nukes After Taking Payments From Nuclear Company
https://readsludge.com/2019/01/10/jon-kyl-voted-for-new-nukes-after-taking-payments-from-nuclear-company/

Corporate Trade Organization Increased Donations by 18,000 Percent to Boost Tax Legislation
https://maplight.org/story/corporate-trade-organization-increased-donations-by-18000-percent-to-boost-tax-legislation/

At Taxpayers’ Expense, Fed Paid Banks $38.5 Billion in Interest on “Reserves” in 2018. Here’s How
https://wolfstreet.com/2019/01/10/fed-paid-banks-38-5-billion-in-interest-on-reserves-in-2018-slickest-annual-wealth-transfer-from-taxpayers-to-banks/

Despite wage growth, the average American suffers as cost of living rises at a faster pace
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/despite-wage-growth-the-average-american-suffers-as-cost-of-living-rises-at-a-faster-pace-2019-01-10

Today should be payday for thousands of government workers. But the shutdown means they're not getting paid
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/11/government-shutdown-paychecks-hold-thousands-federal-workers/2538807002/

Now on Craigslist, Facebook: Household items from furloughed workers trying to make ends meet
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/01/10/now-craigslist-facebook-household-items-furloughed-workers-trying-make-ends-meet/

'There's no money': Shutdown freezes HUD funds for low-income senior citizens
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/there-s-no-money-shutdown-freezes-hud-funds-low-income-n957386

Some Mortgage Deals Are In Limbo As Government Shutdown Drags On
https://www.npr.org/2019/01/11/684093676/some-mortgage-deals-are-in-limbo-as-government-shutdown-drags-on

Uber and Lyft’s long-awaited IPOs could crash into government-shutdown wall
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/government-shutdown-is-gumming-up-the-us-ipo-market-2019-01-10

Farm Country Stood by Trump. But the Shutdown Is Pushing It to Breaking Point.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/us/farmers-trump-administration.html

Trump farm bailout money will go to Brazilian-owned meatpacking firm, USDA says
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/01/09/trump-farm-bailout-money-will-go-brazilian-owned-meatpacking-firm-usda-says/

Trump falsely asserts he never promised Mexico would directly pay for the border wall
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-story-keeps-changing-trump-falsely-asserts-he-never-promised-mexico-would-directly-pay-for-the-border-wall/2019/01/10/92ffee8e-14f5-11e9-90a8-136fa44b80ba_story.html

Trump Thought It Would Only Take Three Days to Get Mexico to Pay for the Wall
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-thought-it-would-only-take-three-days-to-get-mexico-to-pay-for-the-wall

Trump may use Puerto Rico, California disaster funds to build border wall
https://nypost.com/2019/01/10/trump-may-use-puerto-rico-california-disaster-funds-to-build-border-wall/

Pentagon searching for projects it could cut or delay if Trump declares emergency and directs military to fund border wall
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/pentagon-searching-for-projects-it-could-cut-or-delay-if-trump-declares-emergency-and-directs-military-to-fund-border-wall/2019/01/10/a718c866-151b-11e9-a896-f104373c7ffd_story.html

"We Don't Take Orders From Bolton": US Withdrawal From Syria Begins
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-11/we-dont-take-orders-bolton-us-withdrawal-syria-begins

‘Era of American shame over’: Pompeo delivers ‘good news’ of US ‘liberators’ returning to Mideast
https://www.rt.com/news/448522-pompeo-american-shame-egypt-obama/

Mike Pompeo and His Bible Define U.S. Policy in the Middle East
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/pompeo-and-his-bible-define-us-policy-in-the-middle-east

‘Brought to Jesus’: the evangelical grip on the Trump administration
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/11/trump-administration-evangelical-influence-support

Conservative Evangelicals Attempt to Disentangle Their Faith from Trumpism
https://www.newyorker.com/news/on-religion/conservative-evangelicals-attempt-to-disentangle-their-faith-from-trumpism

Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Trumpian Theology
https://thebulwark.com/jerry-falwell-jr-s-trumpian-theology/

POLITICS and FLEAS

House Republican leaders criticize Rep. Steve King for defending white nationalism
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-republican-leaders-criticize-rep-steve-king-for-defending-white-nationalism/2019/01/10/7d27bdfa-1534-11e9-90a8-136fa44b80ba_story.html

Nancy Pelosi slams Steve Mnuchin for "wasting" lawmakers' time during classified briefing
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nancy-pelosi-slams-steve-mnuchin-for-wasting-time-classified-briefing-today-2019-01-10/

Two Trump-Related Questions Cohen Is Bound to Be Asked When He Testifies Before Congress
https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/two-trump-related-questions-cohen-is-bound-to-be-asked-when-he-testifies-before-congress/

Characters behind legal twists of Trump-Russia probe a tangled maze of Washington establishment
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/10/washington-establishment-maze-behind-trump-russia-/

Republicans plotting to oppose Trump in 2020 waiting for Mueller and June before pulling trigger
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/republicans-plotting-to-oppose-trump-in-2020-waiting-for-mueller-and-june-before-pulling-trigger

The Scientific Case for Calling the President a Motherf*cker
https://lithub.com/the-scientific-case-for-calling-the-president-a-motherfcker/

FOREIGN ENTANGLEMENTS

The internet, but not as we know it: life online in China, Cuba, India and Russia
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ng-interactive/2019/jan/11/the-internet-but-not-as-we-know-it-life-online-in-china-russia-cuba-and-india

China is detaining people for posting on Twitter in an escalation of its mission to silence internet users
https://www.businessinsider.com/twitter-users-are-being-detained-by-chinese-authorities-2019-1

China voices ‘grave concerns’ over Poland’s arrest of Huawei sales director on spying charges
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2181735/china-voices-grave-concerns-over-polands-arrest-huawei-sales

China Swallowed Islands In The South China Sea. Now It Wants To Eat Djibouti Like Groceries
https://taskandpurpose.com/china-djibouti

In 2019, how hungry is Japan for whale meat?
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/01/11/business/future-whale-meat-consumption-japan/

PANDORA'S BOXCUTTER

‘The End of Ice,’ and the Arctic Communities Already Grappling With a Warming World
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/end-ice-and-arctic-communities-already-grappling-changing-world-180971188/

World's Oceans Are Warming Faster, Studies Show, Fueling Storms and Sea Rise
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/10012019/ocean-warming-accelerating-sea-level-rise-hurricanes-climate-change-science-review

Great tits are killing birds and eating their brains. Climate change may be to blame.
https://www.popsci.com/great-tits-murder-climate-change

Butterflies, daffs and grass-cutting in January: has nature gone haywire?
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/butterflies-daffs-and-grass-cutting-in-january-has-nature-gone-haywire-1.3754746

Dying Monarch Butterflies Spell "Terrible and Troubling" Future
https://www.inverse.com/article/52340-monarch-butterfly-california-decline

It’s Time to Talk About Ecological Grief
https://undark.org/2019/01/10/its-time-to-talk-about-ecological-grief/

How to Not Be (Completely) Depressed About Climate Change
https://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/how-to-not-be-completely-depressed-about-climate-change-20190107

ODDS, ENDS

The Long War Against a Gay ‘Cure’
https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/01/10/the-long-war-against-a-gay-cure/

Society's Warped Idea of "Healthy Living" is Based on Puritaniam, Not Science
https://qz.com/quartzy/1516625/societys-warped-idea-of-healthy-living-is-based-on-puritanism-not-science/

The Fame Trap: How the Pursuit of Fame Is Warping American Society
https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/the-fame-trap-how-the-pursuit-of-fame-is-warping-american-society/

Inside the Tumblr Community Where Women Worship Killers
https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-the-tumblr-community-where-women-worship-killers

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